Archive for Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Man crashes Lamborghini 6 hours after winning it

December 21, 2011


— A Utah man who won a $380,000 Lamborghini in a convenience store chain's contest says he crashed the sports car six hours after he got it.

KSL-TV reports the lime green Murcielago Roadster will head to a Las Vegas body shop Wednesday for repairs, days after David Dopp won it from Maverik stores' "Joe Schmo to Lambo" contest.

Dopp says he was taking friends and family on joy rides Saturday when the vehicle hit ice or gravel and started spinning. The car hit some fence posts and came to rest in a field.

The Lamborghini has front-end damage, a punctured wheel and scratches along the passenger side.

Dopp wasn't injured in the crash and says the vehicle is insured.

He also says he'll be more careful next time.


FlintlockRifle 6 years, 4 months ago

To much car for this cat to handle, VW dealer here I come

Take_a_letter_Maria 6 years, 4 months ago

Most contests like this make you pay the income taxes before you can pick up the prize.

gphawk89 6 years, 4 months ago

In that situation I'd sell the Lambo and use the proceeds to buy 2-3 new more-practical cars, a new Harley, a big enough tool set to fix any eventual problem, and a few years' worth of taxes and insurance. The Lambo would never leave the dealer's lot.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 4 months ago

I suppose I think quite differently than you do. $380,000 is enough to put together a respectable asset portfolio.

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